Crawford Street Quandry

I was perplexed at the news and subsequent enactment of a policy to transform a section of Crawford Street near the municipal building into a one-way street. Reverse angle parking was introduced, too, in which you back INTO a parking space. In my typical knee-jerk...

No More Steam on the NS?

Milepost 1031 Well, I hate to start the new year out on a sad note but this was circulated on the NKP Yahoo group recently: The Norfolk Southern Railroad has announced that its 21st Century Steam program has ended, according to the Roanoke Times and Trains...

Happy New Year 2016

Milepost 1030 Another year has flown by.  This time last year seems only like a few weeks past but a lot has happened in 2015 and hopefully, there will be a lot more happening in 2016! Hopefully, this new year I will FINALLY get the old layout dismantled and the new one...

You Want a Resolution?

We keep on waitingWaiting on the world to change  –  John Mayer As the clock saunters toward midnight, I am feverishly trying to find enough resolutions to make my life better. No hard changes allowed here, but not to easy either. Why punish myself? 1. I will not...

Oops!

Milepost 1029 I had mentioned back at Milepost 1020, that the Wheeling had some USRA three-bay hoppers.  I also showed my proposed decals for them. Recently, I received a note from Eric, one of the Pirates who reads my blog, pointing out a couple of miscues on my part. ...

A New Pirate Joins the Crew

Milepost 1028 The Pirate crew recently added another mate to our merry band of modelers. Nevin lives in Nevada and like most of the rest of us, has an interest in railroads in the 1900-1930 time frame.  As part of his indoctrination… I mean induction to the crew, he...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Milepost 1027 As has been my tradition on the post before Christmas, I’ll wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and an equally Happy and Prosperous New Year.  As you gather with family and friends to celebrate this special day, kindly take a moment to...

The Grand Experiment

Milepost 1026 Because of my interest in the Nickel Plate and its predecessors, I’m always on the look-out for something that fits within those parameters.  I’ve already mentioned that I’m working on a set of triple hoppers that were manufactured a long time...

Santa Claus is Coming Soon.

Milepost 1025 This year seems to have flown by.  It doesn’t seem all that long ago that we were just talking about the “new” 2015 and here it is, twelve months later and we will soon be talking about another year rolling by. As has been my tradition over...

Lost and Maybe Found

I’m just a soul whose intentions are goodOh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood  –  Eric Burdon and the Animals Please don’t let me become one of those people. The type that are addicted to cellphones, oblivious to those around them....